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. but jane boehner pushed ahead anyway. it went right down to the wire. but at long last, they finally did it. >> the motion is adopted. >> reporter: just minutes before the stroke of midnight, the president welcomed the news. >> this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden opportunity for everybody. >> reporter: but the bill almost went down in the face of feeted objections from many house republicans. >> there's no spending cuts. we're adding $4 billion a day to the debt. >> what we're really doing is raising taxes to give the president more money to spend. we think that's a bad idea. >> reporter: even eric cantor, the second-highest ranking republican in the house, was opposed to the deal struck by his colleagues in the senate. >> i do not support the bill. >> reporter: but others said, like it or not, the bill was the only way to prevent a big tax increase for virtually every american worker. >> republicans and the american people are getting something really important, permanent tax relief. >> reporter: the bill will prevent an income tax relief o
, that speaker boehner doesn't control the far right of his caucus. this is the reality check, folks, 98% is agreed upon. 98% of americans shouldn't have their taxes raised. we're being held hostage by debate over the top 2%. that's a partisan divide. every american stands to see their taxes raised in three days if they can't come to a deal. >> you agree they will probably come to a small deal. but the bigger issue could happen a couple of months from now, and that that's the debt ceiling. that's kicking the can down the road again. >> that's right. we're going to be here again. remember the debt ceiling debacle a year and a half ago. that led to the downgrading of our credit. and the s&p blamed an atmosphere of partisanship. but the ration questions americans have to ask themselves, is if we couldn't get anything done in the lame duck congress, after the election, politicians will be free to reason together. why should it be any different or any better in a new congress? >> what does it say about the state of our politics? that these elected officials, manufactured a crisis and can't ge
of agreement here? >> we saw last week, that speaker boehner doesn't control the far right of his caucus. the problem is the polarization of the two parties has made it much more difficult to come together with a deal. even, and this is the reality check, folks, 98% is agreed upon. both parties agree that 98% of americans shouldn't have their taxes raised. we're being held hostage by debate over the top 2%. that's a partisan divide. that's not just an ideological divide. every american stands to see their taxes raised in three days if they can't come to a deal. >> you agree they will probably come to a small deal. but the bigger issue could happen a couple of months from now, and that that's the debt ceiling, which we have to address, too. that's kicking the can down the road again. >> that's right. we're going to be here again. remember the debt ceiling debacle a year and a half ago? that led to the downgrading of our credit. national credit, for the first time. and the s&p blamed an atmosphere of partisanship. the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again. we're going t
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)